Holidays Lounge | Daylight Saving Tips
It’s time to turn the clock back! Holidays Lounge reveals the best daylight saving tips to get through time change and take advantage of that “extra hour” a day.
It’s a fact: Daylight savings affect our sleep-wake cycle. As a result, our routines and habits are affected every time the clock is set back or forward. Luckily, Holidays Lounge has prepared a list of recommendations you can follow to adapt to this time change sleep disruption.
Tip #1 Go to bed 15 minutes earlier every day.
If you slowly shift your bedtime by 15 minutes each day for 4 days, you will slowly adapt to going to bed an hour earlier. For this, we recommend you start at least two weeks before so that by the time you have to turn your clock back, you would have at least 10 days going early to bed.
This will not only help you be back on track ahead but also take advantage of your time as you may wake up an hour earlier during a couple of days prior to the time change.
Tip #2 Don’t use your mobile before going to bed.
It’s recommended that you stop using electronic devices at least an hour before you go to bed. Why? The reason is simple: using devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones while in bed can keep you feeling alert and stimulated, which makes hard to get sleepy.
If you need to distract yourself before you go to sleep, you can try reading a book as it can help you with sleeping.
If your lifestyle requires that you use your mobile or tablet while in bed, make sure you adjust the color and brightness of your screen to avoid as the light emitted by electric devices can trick your brand into thinking it’s daytime.
Tip #3: Avoid Sleep Interrupters.
There are certain foods and drinks that can actually affect your sleep. It’s recommended that you eat at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime as digestion wakes up your body
There are some sleep interrupters that are more used than others, for instance, caffeine, alcohol, and smoking.
Tip #4: Stick to a sleep schedule.
You may have an alarm that wakes you up in the morning, but you might not have an alarm that reminds you need to go to sleep.
Just because you have an hour back doesn’t mean you should stay up that extra hour and fill it with extra activities. Actually, this can cause you to feel more tired throughout the week.
Instead, Holidays Lounge recommends you set up an alarm so you go to sleep every night at the same time until you get used to the ´´new schedule´´.
Tip #5: Travel!
This might sound ironic, but traveling to a different country, or state can reset your inner clock. Getting disconnected from the routine and having a relaxing vacation can be exactly what you need to recharge your batteries.
Once you come back from your vacation, you are fresh to start with a new schedule.
If you are a Holidays Lounge member and would like to have a relaxing vacation, you can contact us at any time and we will be glad to assist you.
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